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Prossnitz, Eric Professor

Positions

Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Scripps Research Institute

PhD: University of California at Berkeley

Research Interests
Estrogen is a critical factor in many diseases and cancers.  Altering its activity through its multiple receptors is critical to the treatment of cancers and other diseases. We are developing new approaches to diagnose and treat breast, endometrial and ovarian cancers based on the discovery of a new estrogen receptor named GPR30/GPER.  Our discovery of GPER-selective agonists and antagonists provide the opportunity to discover the roles of GPER in normal physiology and pathophysiology, including in metabolism (obesity and diabetes), cardiovascular function (atherosclerosis, hypertension), immune system (inflammation) and cancer.

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  • Research Interests
    Estrogen is a critical factor in many cancers and altering its activity through its many receptors is critical to the treatment of cancers. We are developing new approaches to diagnose and treat breast, endometrial and ovarian cancers based on the discovery of a new estrogen receptor named GPR30.